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Hockey drills for

  • A starts with the ball and takes a self pass
  • B starts running as A starts running and gets the ball from A in the run
  • B takes the ball and drives at speed around the pawns
  • C has to start judging when to run to get the 90-degree pass from B
  • B passes the ball
  • C hits the ball on goal
drawing Attack over right without pressure
  • Player A runs toward balls.
  • Players B and C towards field of play.
  • Player A takes the ball out -saves in.
  • Players B and C offer themselves, being covered by the two defenders.
  • Player A may make a selfpass.
  • Attackers score in the big goal.
  • Defenders if they get the ball, score in goal X.
Areas of focus are: quick take, offering, run and play lines, tackleback.
drawing Quickly take out and offer
  • Half Field.
  • In the middle of the half field set out a square with pawns, players are not allowed to walk through it with the ball, but are allowed to walk through it without the ball.
Set a goal; for example:
- First play with your team 4x before you can score.
- Try with at least 3 or more players in the circle to outplay the goalkeeper during the attack. Do not aim for the ball to go straight to goal when you enter the circle but look for the right passing options.
- Try to build up the attack from the sides.
- Always try to have someone at the guard.
- Put a bowl down if the attack threatens to fail.
- You can also say; the ball must go around the back of the box per new attack if they are going to be huge on a bowl.
- -. Or if a goal attempt fails that then the ball must first be taken out of the circle before a new attempt may be made.

Additional difficulty: always enlarge the box if the attack goes well

Questions to the players:
- What is the best way to set up an attack?
- What is the best way to defend an attack?
- Which side do you want to guide the attacker to when you are defending?
- Which side do you want to attack from?
drawing 6 against 6 attacking exercise
4 defenders in the bowl -build up-, 2 midfielders, 3 strikers.

  • From the bowl play around without pressure.
    • With pressure: 3 defenders - opponents and goalkeeper in the circle.
  • The 2 midfielders offer themselves from the axis to the back where the ball goes.
    • Not being played on is to the line and back to the axis. Not passing to the long passing line.
    • To be played on is to open and then pass to the pendant striker or the wing striker. After play-off continue to offer in the guard position.
  • The two wing strikers offer themselves to the 23 meters.
  • The striker on the attack offers himself to the front circle.
  • The wing striker on the supporting side looks for scoring position at the far post.
drawing Basics: how does the bowl work?
  • The ball starts at the player to 1.
  • The player at 1 chooses one of the three gates and wants to run through it.
  • The defender at 2 may close a gate by standing in it.
  • As a result, player 1 must make choices to go into an open gate.
  • When player 1 walks through a gate, he does the same at the second row of cones, does the defender take the ball away? Then he gets to finish the course by himself.
  • When you have passed through the two rows of gates, you may finish on goal.
drawing Walking in open space
  • A starts with the ball and passes the ball to B.
  • B passes the ball back to A.
  • A takes the ball open and plays the ball to C.
  • B runs through and gets the ball wide from C.
  • From then on it is a 3 against 2: B, C, D against the 2 defenders.
    • When the defenders intercept the ball they score at the goalmouth on the side


drawing Build up attack 3:2
Defense is blue ---> set up left and set up right. 
Alternately set up attack right and left.

  • 2 defenders in blue. These slide along to the left and right according to where the attack takes place:

    • Situation A attack over left.
    • Situation B attack over right.
drawing 3 vs. 2 attack selfpass and overtal situation
  • Defending over the left.
  • Defending over the right.
  • Getting keeper to play in.
drawing Defending out over the flank
  • A passes the ball back to B.
  • Then the 2:1 starts.
  • A and B want to score on the big goal.
  • The defender wants to make sure that the pass line is closed in order to conquer the ball.
  • The ball back is left open, of course, which is always allowed.
drawing 2:1 pass line closed by defender
Divide the group into 2 groups

  • One group starts in the box and so start to put pressure on the players already in the field.
  • The players who are already in the field want to move the ball through the bowl and score in the goals on the sides.
  • The players in the box may not leave the box until the ball has been thrown to one of the defenders.
drawing Practicing with the bowl
Exercise 1: 
  • A stands in the middle of the circle and gets start 4 balls to round off on goal.
  • Ball 1: B passes the ball to A, A takes it and rounds off with the forehand stroke.
  • Ball 2: A immediately turns around and receives the ball from C exactly along the pawns so that A can elevator the ball over the pawns and then rounds with the backhand on goal.
  • Ball 3: A turns back immediately and receives a hard ball from D which she elevators over the pawns by placing her stick in front of the pawns and finishes with the forehand strike on goal.
  • Ball 4: Turns right back and receives a hard ball from E which she takes closed and then turns away to her backhand and finishes with the backhand on goal.
Exercise 2:
Play possession with communication as the focus.
  • Give 1 player on each team the lead to direct possession of the ball.
  • The players listen to the instructions of these players.
drawing Finishing with time pressure + ball possession with communication
  • A starts with the ball and gives a lift pass to B.
  • B takes the ball and gives a lift pass towards C.
  • C takes the ball strongly and passes it to the run-through A.
  • A takes the ball and has a hard pass towards the goal.
  • D comes running in towards the Hot Box and gets the tip-in ball.
drawing Lift pass with tip-in